These days, Tom Selleck is gracing the small screen with his charismatic presence on the popular CBS family drama “Blue Bloods.”
Before he played New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan on the show, the actor had a very successful career on the big screen and in other television shows.
So, how has his career on screen – both big and small – benefited Tom Selleck financially? Well, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com, the popular actor is worth an estimated $45 million.
One factor that helped contribute to the actor’s millions of dollars of wealth is his paycheck for “Blue Bloods.”
According to the website, Selleck is paid $200,000 for his work per episode on the show. This results in a salary of about $5 million per season for the actor. His tenure on the show began in 2010.
One of Tom Selleck’s most iconic roles was one on “Magnum P.I.,” which took place during the 1980s. The show was very, very popular. At its most popular levels, Selleck made $500,000 per episode for that show. According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, that $500,000 per episode salary is equivalent to about $1.2 million in money today. That figure has been adjusted for inflation.
Tom Selleck Began Acting Career Working in Commercials For Such Brands as Coca-Cola
Before he was New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan on “Blue Bloods,” Tom Selleck’s career gave him the chance to play many other interesting – and not so interesting – characters.
At the start of his career in entertainment, Tom Selleck appeared in commercials. According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, the companies he helped promote included Right Guard Deodorant, Coca-Cola, Revlon’s Chaz Cologne, Dubonnet, and Close-Up toothpaste.
Television then came calling for Tom Selleck. A role on “The Rockford Files” helped propel him to stardom. That popular show starred James Garner. Also giving Selleck’s career a boost was the 1979 film, “The Sacketts.”
It was during 1980 that Tom Selleck began playing the role that many fans still identify him with. That role was Thomas Magnum of “Magnum P.I.” The series ran for eight seasons and it gave Selleck fame as well as awards. According to the website, the actor won an Emmy for his work on the show. That award was for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
While working on this television show, Tom Selleck had the opportunity to work on feature films. These included “Three Men and a Baby” and “Runaway.”
Even though he wasn’t the star of the show, Selleck made very memorable appearances on “Friends.” This show was one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1990s and early 2000s. In addition to his time on “Friends,” Tom Selleck also earned money working on the television shows “Las Vegas” and “Boston Legal.”
And, as most people do when they have a lot of money – Tom Selleck has spent some of it. One of his purchases included a home he bought in Hawaii in 1993. While the amount he paid for the residence is not known, the amount he sold it for is. According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he sold that property for $2.48 million in 2001.
Selleck also spent $5 million on a ranch in Ventura, California. He reportedly purchased that property in 1988.